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Providence Innovation and Design District

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is responsible for the redevelopment of 19 buildable acres made available in downtown Providence as a result of the relocation of Interstate 195.

The Commission’s mission is to foster economic development in Providence’s Innovation & Design District (and beyond), and to generate job creation opportunities that embrace the city’s demographics by creating an environment that encourages high-value users to build well-designed structures that enhance the value of surrounding neighborhoods and augment the sense of place.

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Quonset: Driving Manufacturing Growth

One out of every seven manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island is at Quonset Business Park. Businesses located within the Park account for over 5,700 manufacturing jobs.

Quonset Business Park is the premiere business park in New England and one of the largest in the Northeast. It is home to approximately 200 companies, which collectively employ over 11,800 people in a variety of industries. The business park covers more than 3,200 acres, including space for recreation and open space use. Advantageously located near the population centers of the Northeast on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, the Quonset Business Park has world-class infrastructure and is rich in amenities, location, and history.

The Port of Davisville at Quonset is one of the top ten auto importers in North America.

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Conant Thread District

Conant Thread is a 150 acre Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) District conveniently located between Providence and Boston; connected to both via Interstate 95 and soon a new train station and bus hub. A mixed-use urban village, Conant Thread is attracting trendy restaurants, start-ups, art innovators, makers and creators. It offers residents a complete urban experience with a diverse and exciting mix of cuisine, culture, economic opportunity and public amenities.

Located in the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, the epicenter of the American Industrial Revolution, Conant Thread is the once-in-a-lifetime, twenty-first century development opportunity that will form a second urban center for the State of Rhode Island and a robust exurban economic opportunity for Greater Boston.

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